How can you improve the current Ferrari California? For starters, how about giving it a 3.9L turbocharged V8 engine with 560 hp @7,500 rpm and a maximum 557 lb-ft of torque @4,750 rpm. The 2015 Ferrari California T has a drastic 49% more torque than before. This a great start. Engineers from Maranello also promise no turbo lag and “the the most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded”. This power plant uses twin-scroll turbines and variable boost control feature, which allows the torque curve to build with increasing rpms. It also happens to be 15% more fuel efficient than the outgoing model. This shows that Ferrari is environmentally responsible, but will anybody notice when the car looks this good?
Ferrari says the new car is capable of 0-62 mph sprints of 3.6 seconds. If you have enough runway, it will keep accelerating to a few hairs below 200 mph top speed (196.4 mph to be exact). Surely, there will be a higher performance variant in the future with more horses and even more extreme performance.
Styling updates take an evolutionary approach and make all the right moves. The small V8 is mounted in a front-mid position and very low in the chassis. This allows for a steep rake in the hood and creates an overall hunkered-down aggressive and elegant appearance. Interior is executed to a high standard and combines function with comfort. Ferrari says that California T is equipped with a much improved infotainment system powered by a high resolution 6.5 inch touch screen with redundant conventional knobs and buttons.
California T still has a retractable hardtop and the car will go topless in 14 seconds. The car will make official debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show next month. As always, you can expect other exotic cars and concepts in Geneva. TFLcar will bring you all the latest debuts.
Check out this fun TFLcar video featuring one of the all-time greatest cars that also features a turbo – Ferrari F40.
And here is manufacturer video of the California T.